If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Lovin' Photoshop Right Now

My blog world friend, Jenn, introduced me to the world of Photoshop Elements and 40+ exposure hours later, I AM IN LOVE!!! This program is so much fun! I am learning how to scrapbook digitally, edit my photos like never before, and make blog backgrounds. So this is my new background designed by yours truly to match our new family photos. If you have any questions about Photoshop, just let me know because I am sold.

I know what you are thinking. My last blog was about not having enough time to get all my stuff done and yet I am playing on a graphic design program. I still don't have it all done, but while the kids are in bed, I am loving this program. Who really wants to fold laundry anyway when you can turn orange flowers into blue flowers with the click of a mouse? :)

Today's Side Note:

Sometimes we eat our cheerios with our hands

Sometimes we give up and just dive right in

And sometimes we steal them from our brother

No matter how we eat them, we always leave a big mess for mom to clean up afterwards


Carolyn said...

Love the new look. I am a scrapbooker. Once or twice I've tried digital scrapbooking and was not pleased with the result. Plus, my printer doesn't take 12" paper. And, I like the textures on my pages. Somehow, digital images just didn't do it for me. But, hey, I'm glad you're enjoying Photoshop. Your results are amazing!

Jenn said...

Looks great!

Amy said...

Great job on the blog! Looks great! I will start sending you my pictures to work on next :)

Cheri said...

Ohhh, that is on my Christmas wish list!! Love the photos and know all to well about the floor! ;)

Kim S said...

Ok - I have photoshop elements, but have no clue how to make it work. Well, I can do one or two tricks, but nothing like this! Impressive, girlfriend! Maybe you can do a tele-tutorial one night?

Oh - and btw - love the new blog design!

BrOwN CiRcUs said...

Great job! I love digital pictures and scrapbooking. Ruthie looks so happy and healthy!

The Raudenbush Family said...

Hi -- your family is adorable. We are a waiting family in our agency's sn program. Can you tell me more about Ruthie? mkraudy(at)verizon(dot)net

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